Russia-gate and Inauthentic Opposition

by Paul Street CounterPunch edited by O Society June 4, 2019 If historians still exist years from now, some of them will be struck by how Donald Trump’s Democratic Party critics and their media allies obsessed over the 45th United States President’s real and alleged connections to Russia while saying comparatively little about his enactment … Continue reading Russia-gate and Inauthentic Opposition

Nancy Pelosi Believes in Nothing

by Jacob Bacharach Truthdig edited by O Society April 5, 2019 Last month, Nancy Pelosi gave an interview to the Washington Post that incensed an increasingly socialist flank of the Democratic Party. “I don’t think we should go down that path,” she said of President Trump’s possible impeachment, before adding the president of the United States … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi Believes in Nothing

Kamala Harris’ Political Memoir Is an Uneasy Fit for the Digital Era

The senator’s new book shows the difficulty of translating short-form virality into a substantive text. by Hannah Giorgis Atlantic Jan 11, 2019 The Truths We Hold: An American Journey BY KAMALA HARRIS PENGUIN PRESS Depending on whom you ask, Kamala Harris is either a hip Hillary Clinton or a political Beyoncé. Since the election of Donald Trump, … Continue reading Kamala Harris’ Political Memoir Is an Uneasy Fit for the Digital Era

Russiagate vs. Climate Genocide: How Democrats Cover Up Trump’s Worst Crimes

by Patrick Walker  CounterPunch Jan 3, 2019 Russiagate’s Beauty for Democrats: Dissing Trump without Discussing Issues The more important an issue is to humanity, the likelier it is Democrats don’t want to discuss it. Thus, it’s hardly surprising Noam Chomsky felt obliged to point out the “moral depravity” of both major parties for discussing neither climate change nor … Continue reading Russiagate vs. Climate Genocide: How Democrats Cover Up Trump’s Worst Crimes

The Killing Machine: On How Trump Dragged a Rightist Revolution to Power

Jeremy Scahill interviews Allan Nairn Intercept DONALD TRUMP HAS been in office almost two years, and the majority of media hours and column inches spent on his administration deal primarily with the Russia investigation, Stormy Daniels, and Trump’s personnel intrigue. It’s not that there isn’t great journalism being done on other issues. It’s that this narrow set of … Continue reading The Killing Machine: On How Trump Dragged a Rightist Revolution to Power

When the ‘lying demagogue’ is the authentic candidate

  A new experiment can help us understand why voters might choose a candidate who lies. And the reasons can point to larger underlying problems. by Brian Eastwood MIT In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, many Americans have wondered both publicly and privately how voters could support a candidate who tells obvious lies … Continue reading When the ‘lying demagogue’ is the authentic candidate

The Democratic Party aka The Inauthentic Opposition Party

Average Americans, whose economic survival is threatened, have no political party to represent them, including deceptive Democrats who claim to be their champions and blame others when their deception fails, The ‘Values,’ ‘Vision,’ and ‘Democracy’ of an Inauthentic Opposition by Paul Street Consortium News Never underestimate the capacity of the United States’ Inauthentic Opposition Party, … Continue reading The Democratic Party aka The Inauthentic Opposition Party